MOEF

  • New government asks CIL to prepare action plan to enhance output May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned Coal India (CIL) has been asked by the new government to prepare an action plan for enhancing output over the next five years and fast-track the completion of projects and expansion of existing coal mines. The coal ministry has asked "CIL to expedite completion of projects and...
  • Goa mining: SC grants month's time to panel to submit report February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The ban on mining of iron ore in Goa will continue as the Supreme Court on Monday extended the time by a month for submission of the report by the panel which was asked to suggest the annual cap on volume of iron ore to be extracted. "Unless...
  • MP to sign MoU with MoEF, Gujarat government for shifting of lions January 14, 2014

    An agreement may be signed between the Environment and Forests Ministry and other stake holders to oversee implementation of Asiatic lions from neighbouring Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh's Palpur Kuno sanctuary. The Madhya Pradesh government has sought from the Centre shifting of some near-extinct Asiatic lions from Gujarat's Gir Sanctuary, home to...
  • MoEF allows agriculture, plantation activities along Western Ghats December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Under pressure from states like Kerala, Environment Ministry on Friday allowed agriculture and plantation activities along the Western Ghats which had been banned through the implementation of an earlier order issued last month. The Ministry eased the norms while maintaining that ban on activities including red category industries, mining,...
  • Odisha: Gram sabhas say no to Vedanta aluminium refinery August 19, 2013

    Bhubaneshwar: In a huge blow to Vedanta Resources Plc's in Odisha, all the gram sabhas have voted against its Rs 50,000-crore aluminium refinery project in the Niyamgiri hills of the state. Tribals in all the 12 gram sabhas held in Rayagada and Kalahandi districts have voted against Vedanta's mining project. They...
  • MoEF team inspects sand mining sites on Yamuna banks in Noida August 7, 2013

    Under pressure from various quarters over the unabated illegal sand mining along the Yamuna, Hindon, Ganga and other rivers, the ministry of environment ~~amp; forests (MoEF) inspected the banks of the Yamuna in Noida Wednesday. A ten-member team visited some of the most mining-prone sites in villages like Kondli, Gulabli, Jatta,...
  • MOEF issues notice to Chirayu hospital in MP July 12, 2011

    Bhopal: The Enviroment Ministry has rapped the Madhya Pradesh Government for not taking clearance before the construction of a Medical College by the Chirayu Foundation near the Bhoj lake in Bhopal. The lake is the main source of water and is considered a lifeline of Bhopal. The State Expert...
  • Now, Adarsh files go missing from Delhi: CBI May 14, 2011

    Mumbai: Some more files pertaining to the controversial Adarsh Housing Society have gone missing, this time from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests in New Delhi, a senior CBI official said on Saturday. "Files which include letters issued by the Environment Ministry to the state government regarding Coastal Regulation Zone...
  • LPG cause of air pollution, CSE debunks report September 15, 2011

    New Delhi: The Environment Ministry's recent report on sources of pollution levels in cities across India is a victim of bad science and politics. That's the allegation by the Centre for Science and Environment. The Ministry report blames LPG combustion and road dust as the biggest contributor to air pollution...